While Veterans (O45) and Vintage (O55) competitions were incorporated into some World Championship events from 1976, it was in 1991 that New Zealand hosted the first World Masters Championships, which were staged purely for mature age players.

Recent Events

Year, City, Country, Links
2022, Wroclaw, Poland,
2020, Wroclaw, Poland, Cancelled due to COVID-19 Pandemic
2018, Charlottesville, USA, Daily Reports
2016, Johannesburg, South Africa, Daily Reports
2014, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Daily Reports
2012, Birmingham, England, Daily Reports
2010, Cologne, Germany, Finals Report
2008, Christchurch, New Zealand, Daily Reports
2006, Cape Town, South Africa, Finals Report
2003, Espoo, Finland, Finals Report,
2001, Melbourne, Australia,,
1999, Sheffield, England,,
1997, Johannesburg, South Africa,,
1995, Melbourne, Australia,,
1993, Edinburgh, Scotland,,
1992, Vancouver, Canada,,
1991, Auckland, New Zealand,,

Full World Masters History